The Tibetan script is a segmental writing system (abugida) of Indic origin used to write certain Tibetic languages, including Tibetan, Dzongkha
, Sikkimese, Ladakhi, Jirel and Balti.
It has also been used for some non-Tibetic languages in close cultural contact with Tibet.
The printed form is called uchen script while the hand-written cursive form used in everyday writing is called umê script. This writing system is used across the Himalayas, and Tibet.
The script is closely linked .